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The Resource South and West, Joan Didion

South and West, Joan Didion

Label
South and West
Title
South and West
Statement of responsibility
Joan Didion
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking: two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks--writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer. Joan Didion has always kept notebooks: of overheard dialogue, observations, interviews, drafts of essays and articles--and here is one such draft that traces a road trip she took with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, in June 1970, through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. She interviews prominent local figures, describes motels, diners, a deserted reptile farm, a visit with Walker Percy, a ladies' brunch at the Mississippi Broadcasters' Convention. She writes about the stifling heat, the almost viscous pace of life, the sulfurous light, and the preoccupation with race, class, and heritage she finds in the small towns they pass through. And from a different notebook: the "California Notes" that began as an assignment from Rolling Stone on the Patty Hearst trial of 1976. Though Didion never wrote the piece, watching the trial and being in San Francisco triggered thoughts about the city, its social hierarchy, the Hearsts, and her own upbringing in Sacramento. Here, too, is the beginning of her thinking about the West, its landscape, the western women who were heroic for her, and her own lineage, all of which would appear later in her acclaimed 2003 book, Where I Was From
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Didion, Joan
Dewey number
813/.54
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Kimberly Farr ; with a foreword written and read by Nathaniel Rich
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Farr, Kimberly
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  • Didion, Joan
  • Automobile travel
  • Novelists, American
  • Didion, Joan
  • Automobile travel
  • Novelists, American
  • Travel
  • Southern States
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Label
South and West, Joan Didion
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Publication
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  • Title from label
  • Compact discs
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unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn964501809
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
3 audio discs (2 hr., 51 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525494188
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780525494188
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • PRHA 6826
  • 40c70o
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)964501809
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
South and West, Joan Didion
Publication
Note
  • Title from label
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn964501809
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
3 audio discs (2 hr., 51 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525494188
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780525494188
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • PRHA 6826
  • 40c70o
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)964501809
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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